We’ve been herded into the ballroom that will hold the opening keynote of the 2013 International CES, and the event is set to kick off in a few minutes. Kazuhiro Tsuga, the incoming president of Panasonic Corporation, will deliver the keynote to kick off the show. Stay tuned to Techgress as this post will automatically update live.
And the keynote is finishing up. Unless there’s a one more thing moment. Probably not.
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And Newark mayor Cory Booker is taking the stage to talk about how great Newark is, and why it’s a good home for Panasonic.
Panasonic’s opening a new US Headquarters in Newark New Jersey that showcases state of the art energy saving/eco technologies and business solutions. Leed Gold certified overall, but the inside will be LEED platinum.
Fujisawa Japan is host to an upcoming green community the creates, saves, and manages energy on a large level. Every house has solar panels and likely much other energy saving things.
Panasonic will close the keynote by talking about community, and how Panasonic can use cutting edge technology to enable community.
Rob Fyfe, CEO of Air New Zealand takes the stage to talk about Panasonic developments in the airline industry.
To that end, Panasonic is talking about their relationship with United Airlines.
Panasonic is making cool new technology for air travel passengers around the world. Focused on touch-screen personalized in-flight entertainment solutions.
We will definitely be checking out the 20″ 4K half-inch thick Panasonic Tablet at the Panasonic booth today or tomorrow
Oh, and it’s less than half an inch thick. Incredible.
Also comes with a stylus, so architects can make changes to blueprints while on the go. You know, if you are into that sort fo thing. It’s a 20″ tablet, so more for working than portability.
Panasonic just pulled out a Windows 8 4K tablet
Tonight, Panasonic is hosting an event to take Toughbook to a whole new level.
Moving from vehicles to business tools. We’re about to hear how Panasonic interacts with the enterprise.
Gm is also showing off MyLink, the new app platform for GM vehicles that will launch in the not too distant future. They launched their dev kit/platform yesterday.
And, now the Chevy Malibu Eco is up on stage. GM is also on stage talking about how Panasonic helped make the Malibu Eco possible.
That was Tesla Chairman Elon Musc
And Tesla’s CEO is on video talking about the Tesla electric car.
Panasonic supplies lithium ion batteries for hybrid vehicles, including the Prius Plug In Hybrid and Tesla’s electric car.
Tsuga back on stage talking about his strong passion for technology. A few “awws” heard around the room when he showed off an old picture from his 1965 Mustang in college.
Cut to another video focusing on car technology. Safety, energy efficiency, and all that good stuff.
“The cloud is absolutely essential.” Yep, we agree.
Energy savings has been important to Panasonic for a long time, from battery tech to lighbulbs and smart devices.
Now we’re talking about the energy efficient home Lisa Ling and her husband built for their soon-to-grow family.
Printing technology gives us the availability to create panels thinner and more cost effectively than our competitors.
Ladies and gentlemen, worlds first 4K OLED display created by printing technology.
Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic North America Joe Taylor taking the stage now.
We are beginning a truly new era at Panasonic.
Dynamic filters, a newly redesigned guide, and social features make TV personal and social
Personalized TV advertising. Not sure exactly how i like that, but it’s certainly the future.
We’re enabling content owners to more deeply engage with their content while keeping their current service provider (if they want)
We will deliver the next TV experience.
TV with a built in camera and voice recognition technology. All you have to say is “My Home Screen” and your homescreen comes up with all of the things you added to your screen. Viera, Twitter, photos, all kinds of stuff, etc. And Pictures in teh cloud. It wouldn’t be a show in 2013 without the cloud.
Broadcast channels, video on demand, smartphones, and a rich social experience at your fingertips. And hey, we’re going to show it to you.
“Today, I want to share with you the future of TV. Your future of TV”
We will continue to offer top-notch products, but consumers today are looking for more than just pretty screens, they want simple, intuitive user experiences that are customized to the way they consume content.
Customer talking about customization and making your TV more like your smartphone, with all the important things you want readily available at your fingertip (and the rest in folders, we assume).
Panasonic will begin by talking about (surprise) TV.
What does a better world mean? At Panasonic, we do not presume to answer that question for you. Instead we give the products and services that allow you to create the better world you want, whoever you are, and wherever you are.
Residential, Non-Residential, Mobility, and Personal are our key areas of focus, and the single thing that unites these things are people. We want to add value to customers lives.
Our future at Panasonic is being built on much more than a single product category.
We are doing this in two ways: First, we are listening to what customers want and need. Second, we are creating the lasting relationship with customers that continue long after they purchase our product.
At Panasonic, we’re driven by people. Customers. Now more than ever, we are committed to making real value for our customers.
For nearly 102 years, we’ve been making a wide range of products that impact people around the world.
Engineers are passionately trying to solve problems. We want to make the world we’re living in better.
Guess Shapiro is back, but only to introduce Panasonic CEO and President Kazuhiro Tsuga
Shapiro’s off, thankfully (don’t think I could have taken another ninja). And Panasonic is taking the stage. They’ve started with a video showcasing the reason they do what they do. Their “Why” factor, so to speak.
Ninja has been said a total of 527 times this morning thus far.
We want to showcase your story, ninja-innovators. And hey, we have an app for that. It’s called I AM Innovation.
We’re also launching a new documentary called Silicon Prairie: America’s New Internet Economy” in the next hour or so.
We’re launching a new membership at CEA geared toward startups.
Shapiro tells government to man-up on things like patent reform, killing patent trolls (not literally, I think), and solving other issues plaguing society today.
And Ron is off-stage. Back to Shapiro.
We expect to hit 10 million UltraViolet Household accounts very soon.
Ron Sanders, president of DEG and Warner home video talking about Ultraviolet and In-HOme Disc to Digital.
Cut to video, showing off ultraviolet, the movie service.
Ninja-innovation: discipline, determination, passion, thinking outside the box, AND it’s the name of our new book. Also, we wanted to add ninja to something. Seemed about as good a thing as any.
Last year, Shaprio was on stage talking about killing SOPA and PIPA. To an outburst of applause. Really a good thing, SOPA and PIPA would have destroyed the internet as we know it.
Biggest app show in the world. “We even had an appy hour”. said to a few chuckles
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, took the stage to talk about the history of CES.
This article was written by Anthony Domanico
Anthony is the Editor in Chief of Techgress, and a big mobile and gaming geek. He's covered mobile technology for the better part of three years, and gets excited about shiny, new things. He currently uses an iPhone, iPad Mini, and Nexus 7, but Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry devices are never too far away.